We collect and annotate in real-time news articles published by over 100,000 news publishers worldwide. We can provide you the news articles as well as world events mentioned in these articles.

Gregor Leban

Gregor Leban

See current events

Explore what is currently being reported about in the media worldwide

What can you do with it?

Real-time monitoring of world events

Be informed about the events as they occur in different places of the world.

Search for news articles and events

Search for articles and events related to particular entities, keywords, topics, time, etc.

Learn about individual events

Find all relevant information about an individual event by reading various articles about it.

Personalization

Get a custom feed of current articles and events relevant to your interests and needs.

Explore news bias

Check how objective or biased different news source are when reporting on some topic or event.

Information diffusion and plagiarism

Explore how information spreads between news outlets, who is copying whose articles and who is the trend-setter.

Trends

Explore what is currently trending in news reporting as well as in the social media space.

See the future

See the list of scheduled or expected events that will happen in the future.

What does Event Registry do?

Global media monitoring

We collect and process articles from more than 100.000 news sources globally in 10+ languages.

Natural language processing

We identify and disambiguate the people, locations, organizations, dates and topics mentioned in the articles.

Cross-lingual analytics

Content in different languages? No problem. For any article we can find related articles in other languages.

Event indentification

By analyzing large numbers of news articles we can identify events mentioned in them. An event is any significant happening in the world that is reported by a number of news outlets.

Event information extraction

For each event we extract from the news articles information about what happened, where, when, who was involved, etc. All extracted information is stored in a structured and searchable form.

Contextualization

Events are not islands. They are connected and related to each other. Event Registry provides methods for automatic identification of related events.

Used by thousands of organizations such as...

Examples of use

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Current activity

Tag cloud

Top publishers

BBC's event locations

Clustering of events

Reporting about one event

Financial ogranizations

Related events

Trending concepts

Plagiarism detection

Who is it for?

News media publishers

Government institutions and policy makers

Marketing and PR agencies

Researchers

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Meet the team

Gregor Leban

Main author of Event Registry

Blaž Fortuna

Author of database engine used in ER

Marko Grobelnik

Team manager and main ER evangelist

Blaž Novak

Author of our news crawling service

Aljaž Košmerlj

Provides SPARQL data endpoint

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Media monitoring

Our newsfeed service is able to collect news articles from mainstream news media from the whole world. Information about the new content is obtained through RSS feeds. When new information is detected we visit the news page of the article and collect the article content.

The collected content comes from more than 100.000 news sources worldwide. The daily amount of content is between 100.000 - 150.000 news articles. The languages that are represented the most are English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese and Italian.

Natural language processing

Collected news articles go through a pipeline of services in order to enrich the content with additional meta-data. The most relevant services are:

  • Sentence splitting and tokenization: Sentences and tokens are identified for the article content.
  • Part-of-speech tagging: POS tags are assigned to individual tokens.
  • Named entity detection and disambiguation: Mentions of people, locations and organizations are identified and disambiguated using Wikipedia as the knowledgebase.
  • Extraction of date references: We are able to detect mentions of dates in different formats for different languages.
  • DMOZ categorization: News article is assigned to one or more DMOZ categories.

Cross-lingual analytics

News articles in different languages are not directly comparable due to use of different words.

Our cross-lingual service is able to compare articles in different languages and compute their similarity even though they are in different languages.

Event identification

Each event that is mentioned in the news is usually reported by several news publishers. By analyzing the content of news articles, Event Registry is able to identify groups of articles describing the same event.

Each event is assigned a unique id and is associated with the articles that are describing it. Event Registry can even find articles in different languages that are describing the same event and treat them as the same event.

Event information extraction

By analyzing the articles assigned to the event, Event Registry is able to extract the main information about the event.

  • Where did the event happen?
  • When did it happen?
  • What is the event about?
  • Who was involved in the event

Additionally, the events are also categorized into the DMOZ taxonomy.

Contextualization

Events are usually related to each other. The event where HSBC bank issued an appology over secret Swiss bank accounts is directly related to the event where HSBC admitted helping its customers dodge taxes.

Event Registry is able to compute relatedness of individual events and connect each events with its previous and following related events.

Real-time monitoring

Events are identified immediately after the news articles that report about it are collected.

On the Event Registry homepage one can observe the events as they are identified or updated.

Personalization

If you are not interested in all the events you can easily limit the list of articles and events displayed based on your interests.

On the browse page you can specify the concept, category or news publisher that you are interested in and only see the matching results.

If you are a registered user you can even define your own topic page, where a combination of several conditions can be specified to define the whole area of your interest.

Search news articles and events

Using all the extracted information you can search for events using various search criteria. You can find articles and events related to a particular entity, topic, date, location or category.

Here are some examples:

Learn about events

For each event, Event Registry is able to provide extensive information. Beside the whole list of articles that describe the event you can also see the list of top concepts, the trending of the articles, related events, etc.

Here are some example events that you can read about:

Explore news bias

News publishers are not unbiased in their reporting. News bias can be of various kinds - from the way in which the articles are written, the choice of stories they choose to report about, news sources they cite, etc.

Using Event Registry one can analyze various aspects in which bias can be present in the media.

Information diffusion

By having articles grouped into events, one can identify and analyze how information was spread from one news source to another.

We can also detect which news sources copy articles from each other. To see, for example, which news sources copy articles from Reuters, see this example

Trends

All articles in the system are processed using our information extraction pipeline. As a result we know which entities and keywords are mentioned in the text.

By analyzing this information over time we can detect what is currently hot in news reporting as well as in the social media.

See the future

Since we are able to detect dates mentioned in the articles we are also able to detect the announced events that will happen in the future.

To see this in practice, go to search events page, open the advanced options and select a time window in the future.